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Ring is known for its video doorbells, and now it offers a self-monitored security system that you can install yourself. You can even sync the system with a doorbell or one of its security cameras. One app accesses everything, and all of the equipment has a modern look, unlike some of its competitors.
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- Ring vs Other Security Systems
- No long-term contracts or cancellation fees
- 1-year warranty
- 24-hour battery backup for base station and range extender
- Z-Wave and Zigbee connectivity
- Range extender adds 250-feet
- Approximately 3-year battery life for contact sensors and motion detectors
- No tools or professional installation required
- Advanced motion sensitivity doesn’t detect pets weighing less than 50 pounds when mounted 7 feet or higher
- Operating temperature: 32°F to 104°F
- Siren: 104dB
Ring Alarm Security System – $199.00
- 1 base station
- 1 keypad
- 1 contact sensor
- 1 motion detector
- 1 range extender
- Contact Sensors (2 pack): $39.99
- Motion Detector: $29.99
- Range Extender: $24.99
- Keypad – $49.99
- Flood & Freeze Sensor – coming soon
- Smoke & CO Listener – coming soon
- Dome Siren – $34.97
- Spotlight Cam:
- Stick Up Cam Wired – $179.99
- Floodlight Cam – $249.00
- Doorbells, which you can learn more about here
Cloud recording (“Protect Basic”) is optional and priced at $30 per year or $3 per month per camera. It includes 60 days of cloud storage and the ability to share videos and save events. If you opt out of the cloud recording plan, you still get instant alerts, can stream video and audio, watch live view and have lifetime theft protection.
Ring products are generally discounted from MSRP on Amazon.
Installation is simple if you follow directions for activation of each component. If you have a problem don’t use chat option. Get phone number and they will quickly walk you through any problem quickly. Overall, a great system. – JM, Home Depot 10/22/2018
Super easy alarm system to install and use. We love how seamlessly it integrates with our Ring doorbell in the app. Highly recommend! – champbrock76, Best Buy 10/28/2018
I will be returning this on Saturday. The motion sensor would not pair wasted 20 minutes on my own trying to get it to work. Then wasted 45 minutes with phone support. The motion sensor had phatom motion or not work at all, would stay stuck. Told by support to call back and they would replace. That was a lie. – William, Home Depot 8/29/2018
I received this system as a gift 2 weeks ago and it worked for 2 weeks. We went on vacation and when we came home we could not disarm the alarm and the base station was making a cracking noise from the speaker. Got on the phone with support and they want to send me a new base station in maybe 3 days. So I have to go that long without any security for my house. That is unacceptable. I guess you get what you pay for in this case. I will be returning this unit and looking at something more reliable. Buyer beware. If you want a reliable alarm check out the others available. If you want something that “might work” well then maybe the Ring system is for you. Maybe in a couple years they will have this working. Customer support couldn’t even get someone from the alarm division on the line to troubleshoot. What a joke. – nuflat, Best Buy 8/2018
You shouldn’t have to spend much time setting up your Ring Alarm security system. In fact, watch this short video to see how simple it is to set up.
Our Best Self-Monitored Security System comparison includes Ring and other big name systems, including SimpliSafe. We encourage you to see how Ring compares and find out if it made our top 3 picks. We even have a side-by-side comparison table to show how the companies stack up against each other. You might also want to learn more about Ring and its competitors when it comes to doorbell cameras.
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